Rutland’s Early Clerical Leaders: Samuel Williams and Lemuel Haynes
This issue examines the lives of two of Rutland’s clerics, Samuel Williams and Lemuel Haynes, active in the late eighteenth and early nineteen centuries, authored by F.P. Elwert, an admirer of both men.
Presented in three separate articles, the first examines the background and life of Reverend Williams, his scientific achievements at Harvard, and his arrival in Rutland
where he founded the Rutland Herald among numerous other accomplishments.
The second article examines the life of Reverend Haynes an African American who served Rutland successfully as pastor for fifty years, despite lacking a formal education.
In the third and final article Mr. Elwert combines and
compares the accomplishments of both men, evaluating their
ideologies, and noting their contributions to Rutland life.
Pictures of the two men and some illustrations of their